Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
White House Trade News
- On May 27, 2022, the President issued A Proclamation: Adjusting Imports of Steel Into the United States (Ukraine) | The White House, suspending Section 232 duties on imports of steel and derivative steel articles from Ukraine for one year, effective June 1, 2022.
- On June 1, 2022, Biden’s administration has embarked on an internal debate over whether to remove some tariffs on Chinese imports, fears of rising joblessness in China and the damage done to Germany’s trade competitiveness in light of the deadline for comment from those affected by the tariffs coming up in July.
- On April 25, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined that there is substantial evidence that ZL Center, LLC (“ZL Center”), USGS, Inc. (“USGS”), JGS Import, Inc (“JGS”), and US Sunergy Corp. (“US Sunergy”) evaded antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) orders A-570-106 and C-570-107, respectively, on wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (“WCV”) from the People’s Republic of China by entering merchandise covered under those orders into the customs territory of the United States through evasion. Substantial evidence demonstrates that imports of Chinese-origin WCV were misrepresented with the country of origin as Malaysia. As a result, no cash deposits were applied to the merchandise at the time of entry.
- On June 1, 2022, The Department of Homeland Security, CBP submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and for CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs including the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
- On June 1, 2022, The Department of Homeland Security, CBP submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval on CBP Form 1303, Ship’s Stores Declaration. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
- On May 27, 2022, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) posted a Federal Register notice, adding an additional 6 months to the 81 COVID exclusions from China Section 301 Tariffs. This adds to the previous extension from November 16th, 2021, now ending on November 30, 2022.
- On June, 2, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new education initiative titled Supplement Your Knowledge, to broaden public understanding of dietary supplements.
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